Originally from Madagascar, the Comores and East Africa, this plant is cultivated in north Africa. The oil is extracted by steam distillation of the flowers and leaves.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Aug
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors spicy, anise, green, herbal, tarragon
Common Applications herbal, spearmint, pickle, tomato
Appearance Clear yellow liquid
Optical Rotation -15.0 to -3.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4950 - 1.5200
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.925 - 0.950
Flash Point ℃ 80°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.